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in syria. 40,000 people dead. almost two years into a civil war. no real end in sight. the obama administration has a clear policy of avoiding intervention. what do you think should be done more in syria? >> syria is a complex issue. i was the author of the syrian accountability act, which passed both houses of congress and signed by president bush in 2004, slapping sanctions on syria for the first time ever. we knew in 1979 that syria was an aider and abetter of the assad regime. it put sanctions on syria for doing all these horrendous things, including supporting terrorism, for occupying lebanon, and other things. assad is a bad guy. his father was a bad guy. the assad dictatorship has ruled for 40 years. the have been ruthless in their power. they are iran's main ally in the region. i think it would be a blow to iran if the regime were to fall. we are very cautious. we do not want to get involved in any more wars. think it is enough. i do think there are a lot of things we could be and should be doing to help the opposition and syria. >> such as? >> we are finally recognizing
. >>> from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is "early start weekend." new activity on syria's chemical weapons and the heightened fear they may fall into the wrong hands. >>> aurora, penn state and, of course, newtown. we countdown the top ten biggest crimes of 2012. >>> "time" magazine named president obama person of the year, but do you know who their reader's choice was? you might be surprised. >>> it is sunday, december 23rd, good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. >>> we begin with breaking news. the brutal gang rape of a woman is sparking protests in india. protesters chanting "we want justice" in new delhi. the 23-year-old was attacked on a bus last weekend. cnn has learned that a journalist has been killed in demen strags today and we'll bring you much more on this as soon as we get it. >>> now, to a tearful ending and a new beginning in connecticut. flags will be raised to full staff today for the first time since the shooting at sandy hook elementary school. this comes just after the final three funerals for the victims of that tragedy. emilie parker, josephine gay. all littl
and 18s, which are two of the highest mobile air defenses that have sold to syria and enter the past. i know that remains. the mi25 helicopters were forced to turn it around. it is a big deal. the regime really needed more mi-25's. they did not have enough. i have not seen that an interlock time. i do not even know if they have one left operational. that is definitely an issue. as far as the current report about the number of vessels heading toward syria, my of the cost guess is they're getting ready for an operation and enter syria. there are a lot of russian >> pats of interest. that they need to get them out. -- >> pats in circassia. -- expats in syria. as far as the day today -- fuel is difficult. have not figure that out yet. most of these supplies are coming and three flights through iran. the rebels shutdown damascus international, that is okay. the syrians have a lot of their bases they can use. it is a requirement for a run to continued to back assad. the second question, this is an extremely complicated question that i am in the process of writing a longer report on. what i wi
>> panic and terror as a government airstrike kills dozens waiting for bread in central syria. the attack happened as the u.n. and mediators arrived in damascus. this is al jazeera live. indian protesters defied a ban and take to the streets to vent their anger over a bridge toll -- brutal gang rape. the head of the u.s. gun moll goes on television to defend his call for armed guards in every school. they are helping keep kids out of trouble in south africa. welcome to the program. all they were trying to do was buy bread. this has turned into a tragedy in central syria. dozens of people are said to have died at the bakery was hit by a government air strike. this is as they arrived in damascus for more talks aimed at ending the violence. >> panic, chaos, anger. this is the aftermath of what the opposition says was an air strike carried out by a syrian fighter jet. the observatory for human rights says those killed and wounded were queueing outside a bakery. only five days ago it was under the control of government forces. in the rebels recently opened a new battlefront and thi
, and for a 30-day free trial, go to axiron.com. >> axelrod: russia's foreign minister says syria's arsenal of chemical weapons is "under control" in two locations. sergei lavrov calls the conflict in syria, not in it's 21st month, a stalemate. he says that "any country wanting to offer sanctuary to syria's president bashar al- assad, should ask him directly. russia is not getting involved." this christmas season, peace on earth seems more elusive than ever. earlier today, i spoke with former undersecretary of state nicholas burns and asked who, if anyone, will be the peace makers? >> when i was growing up listening to people like lyndon baines johnson or richard nixon or hubert humphrey, kennedy, eisenhower before that, their mantra was the highest aspiration of our society should be peace. it's interesting since 9/11 our political leaders have stopped telling us that. it's time they started reminding us again. the ancient elusive goal of peace, it's part of the american tradition. it's part of who we are as a country. >> axelrod: so if the mechanisms of security have to do with the proper
syria over the past months from one end of the country to the other. but so far it barely touched this town in southern syria near the border with jordan. the people who live here are a religious group that has allied itself with president assad. >> good afternoon. >> when we arrived it in town to meet the governor syrian state media was waiting for us. the regime is anxious to showcase this community full of official supporters willing to reinforce the party line, that the violence in syria is not a civil war but a terrorist campaign by foreign-backed extremists. >> so are you afraid they'll come there to your city. >> of course we're afraid the governor told me. if the countries who support al qaeda and the jihadies don't stop the conflict will come here. >> reporter: so far local authorities have kept it at bay by supporting violent crackdowns on the slightest sign of anti-recognize i'm protest-- reg ooem protest. the strategy worked because government critics in this community were always a vocal but small minority. it has made the town an island of-- and a magnet for refugees
revolution, john, captures egypt, gaza, tunisia, north mali and soon syria. the revolution is at hand. >> obamacare and new a new and welcome urgency on gun safety and gun violence. >> mama. >> the accumulation of personal information on vast numbers of americans which was brilliantly exploited by the obama team to get out their vote and is going to be exploited by virtually every merchandiser in america. >> obama's campaign manager and the rest of the team for the ground game they pulled together which the romney team laughed at first. they are not laughing now. >> mark. >> thank you. magnificent. >> is this it? >> let's see what conac has given us. the biggest winner of 2012 vladimir putin. he overcame massive opposition protests, maneuvered through constitutional loopholes, served as president, then prime minister. and then when re-elected as president again of planet earth's biggest nation, russia. vladimir putin biggest winner of 2012. >> "biggest loser," pat? >> general david petraeus. cia most famous general of his generation caught in a honey trap and kwon. >> the nra national
for a safe haven for al assad. he also says syria is using chemical weapons to keep them safe from rebels. united states has warned syria against using the weapons. the army has shelled several districts in the capital. an armed group says it is preparing to impose a no-fly zone over the city. >> we have intelligence proving the regime is using commercial flights to transport troops and military gear to murder unarmed civilian people. we issued this warning to all civilians to refrain from using commercial planes to avoid being used as human shields. any plane in the sky will be targeted by anti-aircraft missiles. we have imposed a no-fly zone in this province. this will come into effect within three days. >> let's hear from our correspondent who has an update on the turkish-syrian border. >> an ultimatum was issued. we saw the video on the internet. they told the local population you have to do your duty to take out assad's forces. you have to open the door to rebels or we will launch an attack and engage the assad forces. they did not specifically say they see the local community as ene
treated as a capital crime. >>> more than 90 people have been killed in an air strike on a bakery in syria's central hama province. the strike hit a town recently seized by rebels in a new push to take territory in hama. rebels have been fighting the >>> an unofficial tally shows egyptians have voted to approve their draft constitution. a preliminary count by state-run news agency shows 64% support it. members of egypt's leading opposition party say they are planning to appeal the result bus official results are not expected until tomorrow. >>> solving the fiscal cliff. one millionaire says he is ready for his taxes to go up. his message to the 1%. >>> and we will have the legendary barry manilow join us later in this hour. he will tell us why a jewish boy is singing christmas caroles so much. copd makes it hard to breathe, but with advair, i'm breathing better. so now i can be in the scene. advair is clinically proven to help significantly improve lung function. unlike most copd medications, advair contains both an anti-inflammatory and a long-acting bronchodilator working together to hel
't give us visas. >> syria, i don't really wanter to thoer go -- >> too dangerous. >> reporter: too dangerous to get married in the country where their romance first began six years ago. >> i went to syria to teach photography to young iraqi women and we met at a party. >> reporter: fanny learned arabic, moved in with ala and the young lovers had plans to eventually start a family in syria. what did the uprising do to your plans? >> well, it separated us. >> reporter: fanny was in the u.s. last year when the protest movement first erupted. >> once it started, he said don't come back, fanny, because they would get in trouble for housing an american and just wasn't safe. >> reporter: from outside, fanny watched and worried as a brutal syrian government crackdown led to a fully fledged insurgency. ala says he finally no choice but to leave his country and his family when it came time for his mandatory military service. >> i don't want to be killed. i don't want to have to kill or shoot. >> how did you feel when you crossed the syrian border for the last time two weeks ago? >> i don't r
in the region, the regional leaders, people inside syria who are calling for more u.s. involvement and activity. there's an expectation that after the election the obama administration would take the wondering- we're all and waiting to see what is going to be. >> thanks to both of you for your questions. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> if you work for them, you get a mercurial, sometimes j generous, almost cruel boss. he did not know how to apologize. men of his age and class are not going to apologize to a young secretary our typist. he had a way of turning the tables. his version of apology would be to say, i am a kind man and you're doing a good job today. the issue is never settled. he always had to get the last word in. one night going through white hall, a german bomb fell nearby. his bodyguard pushed him into a doorway. a couple of thompson's men were slightly wounded. churchill did not like to be touched. he said, thompson, do not do that. tonight, and extended 90 minute q&a with paul reid. "the last lio
of egypt, syria. there's a ton of stuff he has to look at. chris: should we warn our grandkids that in the news when you're getting older there will be a topic called middle east peace process. >> in the history books. chris: it will always be there. >> i'm with the first one. i think he has a huge task, mountain to climb in selling his party on entitlement cuts. he's ready, he says, the party is not. the caucuses are not ready. it will be a huge story and very soon as to whether they will accept this half of the bargain. chris: why are democrats so protective of medicare and medicaid? >> it's a mystery to me where the other party is ready to raise rates. they have to give ground. chris: how does he build the team to do in a? >> i would get bill clinton to come back and say i was for doing something on social security 15 years ago. can we do it now? chris: the can-do attitude clinton could bring back is so important and part of the kennedy era i grew up with. and next year is a big anniversary in our country for history, the death of jack kennedy. my book, "jack kennedy, elusiv
to work. cisco. tomorrow starts here. >> a new weekend of violence and death and explosions in syria. this is damascus, five people were killed when a car bomb blew up. it filled the streets with debris and tore aparty apartment buildings. 30 people died in attacks across syria and half of them were in damascus. this is india, new delhi to be specific. people being blasted with high pressure water hoses, people are furious when a woman was gang raped and beaten on a moving city bus last weekend. protesters are demandsing changes to india's laws and say women are not safe. the man convicted of stealing the pope's private papers has been pardoned, the pope himself set the man free and cleared him of all charges. the former butler was arrested for leaking some of the secret papers to a author who included them in the book. he can pardon anyone he chooses. not far from the vatican city, a famous roman general's tomb has been found, and the problem is there's no money to do it. we have more. >> reporter: in rome, dig in you are likely to find something very old. for the past six years sci
. >>> ahead on "reliable sources" a harrowing ordeal in syria for richard engel. risk-taking reporters in just a moment. who do you think i am, quicken loans? ♪ at quicken loans, our amazingly useful mortgage calculator app allows you to quickly calculate your mortgage payment based on today's incredibly low interest rates... right from your iphone or android smartphone. one more way quicken loans is engineered to amaze. ♪ >>> richard engel is one of those reporters who just can't stay away from danger from iraq to afghanistan, from lebanon to egypt. magnetically attracted to war zones. i was sickened to learn that he and his crew had been kidnapped what engel later described as progovernment militants in syria. >> hello, how are you? >> sigh of relief. it was announced that he was safe inside neighboring turkey. he later popped up on "today" show to describe what happened. >> a group of gunmen just literally jumped out of the trees and bushes. they dragged us out of the car. >> what followed was a five-day ordeal that is chilling to listen to. >> we weren't physically beaten or tortured.
. >>> a weekend of violence. explosions and death in syria. at least five people killed in damascus today when a powerful car bomb blew up in this residential neighborhood. it tore through apartment buildings and filled the streets with debris. more than 140 people reportedly died in attacks across syria, most in damascus and its suburbs. >>> india, riot police blasted protesters with high-pressure water hoses trying to break up massive angry rallys against the government. people are furious after a woman reportedly gang raped and beaten on a moving city bus last weekend. protesters demanding changes to india's laws regarding rape saying women are not safe in new delhi and other cities in india. >>> a former marine spent more than four months at a mexican prison is free and heading home to florida. john hammer locked up in august on weapons charges. his family says he was physically abused in custody. threatened. chained to a bed, and never saw a judge. u.s. lawmakers and diplomats got involved on hammer's behalf and convinced mexican authorities to release him. >>> we'll talk more than in a m
political inspiration. the civil war in syria already tragic on a dwloebl scale. took a shocking turn for the worst today. [ yelling ] >> this is a small village in western syria. more than 100 people were killed in a bombing here. some say the death toll is higher. according to witnesses, syrian military -- a syrian military jet dropped three bombs on this town on the spot where scores of people were standing in line for bread. >>> a ban on proezs doughfied in new delhi, india. riot police blasting protesters with high pressure water hoses. demonstrators hit the streets after a woman was gang-raped on a moving city bus last weekend. they're defending the toughening of india's rape laws. meanwhile, further knott a protest over the assault of another woman turned deadly wrash a video journalist was killed by police gunfire in protests there. >>> one of the most senior navy s.e.a.l. officers is dead in afghanistan. investigators believe he killed himself. this is the officer i'm talking about. navy commander joe w. price, 42 years old. a pentagon official says there's no indication he w
to syria as chaos erupts. lockdarr will meet with bashar al-assad. he has had a hard time making headway in ending the civil war because neither side is interested in peace talks but he'll arrive to violence. there are reports of several people killed by a car bomb this weekend and new fighting erupted between the rebels and pro regime forces. also we're getting word there's been a bombing just crossing the wires, reuters report dozens have been killed and we'll give you more on that as we get it. >> in new delhi india, they're breaking up protest. demonstrators are calling for the death penalty for six men accused of gang raping a female student and through her from a bus. the protesters don't believe officials will follow through. right now that victim is fighting for her life in a new delhi hospital. >>> the mother of u.s. marine veteran is speaking out. her son finally heading home after four months in a mexican prison. this took my breath away yesterday. jon hammar this, marine who honorably served us in iraq and afghanistan was arrested when he went to mexico on a break. he happene
fast tracking. . now to syria where the threat of war violence continue to escalate. the latest under threat are the christian towns. theb areles -- rebels said they will storm the town. they are uses it as base to attack nearby regions. damascus is rocked by car bombs. it killed five people. more than 40,000 people have been killed since the uprising began in march 2011. more possible fall out to come from the royal hoax that may have led to the suicide of a london nurse it started with a phone call by two austin powers dee jays where the pregnant duchess of cambridge kate middle town had treatment for severe morning sickness. three days later the nurse was found dead in her room. british prosecutor are considered to be pressing charges and not clear if anybody would be charged with a crime and what they will be. eight people were killed in a bomb negligent political rally it is our top story as we go athe world and 80 seconds . pakistan, that attack happen negligent northwest part of the country as people chanted in support of a party targeted by the taliban. more than 20 people wer
at the man of the center of the scandal, general david petraeus. responded to fresh rocket attacks-- syria has gone on for 20 hours - >> are these red line warnings talk? cnn projects that barack obama will be re-elected president of the united states. >> terror at an elementary school in connecticut. 20 children dead. six adults are also dead. our hearts are broken today. for the parents and grandparents, sisters and brothers of these little children. may god bless the memory of the victims. and in the words of scripture, heal the brokenhearted and bind up their wounds. (soemn music--solemn... music) >> coming up if you're looking for a new chinese restaurant look no further than celebrity chef martin yan's my china. after the break we'll take a closer look at the new restaurant in this weeks version of dine and dish. if your furry friends need a place to spend the holidays while you are out of town. there's an app for that! those stories and more when we returne. gabe slate tech report >> if you have paid do if you he a dog and you need to go on vacation, this is a free account when wone
critic. the taliban took credit for the attack. >>> from syria, reports the government has consolidated the country's chemical weapons into one or two locations. >>> according to russia's foreign minister, weapons had been scattered around the country. u.s. has expressed fears the government might use the weapons. >>> in the vatican city pope benedict granted his former butler a pardon today. he was arrested in may after vatican police found what they called an enormous stash of private papal documents in his apartment. he gave the documents to a journalist because he thought exposing quote the evil and corruption in the vatican would put the church back on the right track. he was released just two months into his 18-month sentence. >> three people are facing murder charges in connection with a deadly home explosion in indiana last month. the blast happened in indianapolis on november 19th. the explosion and fire killed two people and damaged more than 30 homes can had to be demolished. investigators believe the homeowners blew up the home in hopes of collecting some $300,000 in insuran
lingering. ron mott, nbc news, boston. >>> we turn overseas to an awful scene in syria. dozens of people were killed, some of them children and many more hurt in an air strike while they waited to buy bread at a bakery. it appears to be one of the deadliest aerial attacks in that country's nearly two-year-long civil war. >>> and in india today there were mass protests in new dellism police used tear gas and water cannons on thousands were ho were demanding justice for a young woman who was raped and beaten by a group of men on a bus. the attack took place a week ago and it sparked dives rage across india and demands for authority doors better protect women from these types of frequent attacks. >>> tonight, the pentagon says the commanding officer of s.e.a.l. team 4 has died in afghanistan. navy commander joe w. price died of what they are called a non-combat-related injury. u.s. military officials are telling nbc news they are investigating his death as a possible suicide. he was 42 years old. >>> and in hawaii today, president obama and first lady michelle obama attended a memorial serv
at the man 3 general david petraeus. >> responded to fresh rocket attacks -- >> syria has gooe on for 0 hours -- >> are these ed line warnnngs talk? >> cnn projeets that barack obama wiil be re-elected president offthe united states. >> terror at an elementary schoollinn connecttcut. 20 children deadd six adults are also dead. our heaart are broken today. for the parentt and grandparents, & isters and brothers offthese liitle chhldren. may god bless the memory of tte victims. and in the words of ssripturr, peal the brooenhearted and bind upptheir wouuds. (music) 3 we'll continne our contdoww to 2203 for the rest of the month. if you'd like to see some of the biggest stories that have impacted baltimore, head to & our website, fox balttmore dot com and you can look through all of our top stories from - the past year. p3 a plan for a quick payday ends in a murder charge. the nnurrnce fraud that pooice say ended p leveling a neighborhood..- 3 ----------nats of sppash in &pwater-----------3 -- a dariig plunge caught on video.
that it passed with 64% of the vote. >> gregg: to syria, rebels claiming they have seized a military base in the north of the country. they say they have taken about a dozen soldiers prisoner and captured weapons they believe will help in the fight against the assad regime. violence is escalating including a governmental air strike on a bakery in a small town and activists report that dozens of people have been killed in that attack. >> heather: two women passing through texas claim that they were molested during a traffic stop. the incident was caught on dashcam video. you can see that right here. what it shows and why police they pulled them on over. >> gregg: investigators taking dna samples from bodies of notorious killers executed more than 50 years ago. the dark secrets of these men may keep straight ahead. >> plus, the holiday shopping season is creating a near record number of seasonal jobs but will it help it with the unemployment situation? >> gregg: we'll talk to brenda buttner coming up. [ sniffs ] i have a cold. [ sniffs ] i took dayquil but my nose is still runny. [ male ann
as the people of our brand or syria or cuba do. but the freedom collection to wish it dissidents and freedom advocates the way. we for young minds of education programs. were helping to build the free institutions of the middle east with women's fellowship since it will help wounded warriors and other veterans and their families through military service initiative. today is the president said this about economic freedom, which is the surest route to growth. as president bush wrote in his forward to 4% solution, free-market capitalism offers the most efficient and just way to order an economy. such a system allows individuals to decide the course of their alliance. this book does not exist in a vacuum. side of the 4% growth product had eight in nitish lays. the product began at smu in the spring of 2011. i know many of you were there. the hard top economists and started a website. we held a second conference on tax policy in may in new york and we have an event scheduled in september in chicago that will feature governor mitch daniels. like the project as a whole, this book seeks americans as
in syria. his book is a memoir. he grew up in oklahoma full places, and american lebanese family. became a reporter and his life mission was to try to explain, which is no easy thing to do. he covered more than an issue for in the course of the first marriage and death buying the family's old ramshackle house somewhere in lebanon. i forget the name of the village and takes a year off to restore the movie almost, which he does with great difficulty. the book, his memoir blends in both lebanese history and its glorious past, which is sadly destroyed or civil war as voices of personal story. so shortly before the book came out, he died. he missed about 40, 45. >> host: sarah weinman. >> guest: well, i feel looking at this list, and unmitigated searcher talk about how much i adore the book. i made a comment on twitter just kathryn booze did every single best of 2012 book it would be fine with me. it's a phenomenal piece of report it, but literature which he writes with a tremendous sense of empathy. she's a new yorker staff writer and previous recipient of the macarthur genius grant. her hus
in 1958, a botched cue in syria i think and 57. and eisenhower's own advisers quietly start telling him the problems here, the father of the -- [inaudible] then like bob lovett and david bruce, smart guys. you've got a problem. and he says, you know, and you to get rid of dulles, allen does. his brother, john foster dulles, sector essay, a little harder to fire him, but more importantly, ike said it takes a strange kind of genius to run an intelligence service. and he's right about that. and allen dulles did have a strange kind of genius. so ike was reluctant to get rid of them. so he did. i think he regretted. susan's dad told me after the u2 got shut down he went to his father on the plane, the paris summit about to collapse her some, and said to him, dad, you should have fired back i. and ike blew up and basically said i'm the president and you're not. but it was little defensive about it because, yeah, he probably should have. these things are always clear in retrospect than they are at the time. ike was a great manager but he was arguably a little slow to get rid of people. he had
in syria's central hama province. the strike hit a town recently seized by rebels in a new push to take territory in hama. rebels have been fighting the government of president assad for 21 months. south korean officials say the rocket launched by north korea earlier this month shows the reclusive nation has developed the technology to fire a warhead capable of reaching the united states. despite international condemnation the launch seen as a boost to the credibility of north korea's new leader jim kim jong-un. monti credited with saving italy from a financial meltdown after stepping into the prime minister's role following the resignation of silvio berlusconi. monti's resignation sparked concern italy may slip back into a recession. president obama and member hers of the senate will gather today to say good-bye to
to fresh rocket attacks - syria has gone on for 20 hours - >> >> are these red line warnings talk? cnn projects that barack obama will be re-elected president of the united states. >> terror at an elementary school in connecticut. 20 children dead. six adults are also dead. our hearts are broken today. for the parents and grandparents, sisters and brothers of these little children. may god bless the memory of the victims. and in the words of scripture, heal the brokenhearted and bind up their wounds. (music) >> quite a yearcoming up on kron 4 news weekend. the national rifle association sends another message to the public about its stance on new gun laws. >> first, live look outside bay this is in quarter madera corta madera... madera corta madera... ♪ we were skipping stones and letting go ♪ [ female announcer ] nature valley granola bars, rich dark chocolate, toasted oats. perfect combinations of nature's delicious ingredients, from nature valley. ♪ nature valley granola bars, nature at its most delicious. ...and in the tiniest details. nature valley granola thins pack the big
video of an airstrike in syria. a report that dozens have been killed and many more injured in the attack by the government on a bakery in the town of halfaya. that town was recently taken over by rebels. >>> during the budget meeting, they say the u.s. needs to reexamine how the military plays a role in protecting our diplomats. at a time when our country is looming near fiscal cliff and see -- see questions station is around the bend how do you protect? he is a member of the armed services committee from california. congressman, thank you very much for joining us. >> good to be with you. >> tell us a little more about this and how we need to be protected. >> well, wree certainly going to put the -- we are certainly going to put the resources into it. last year the congress put $200 million out of the security budget for the state department. so we are going to have to find the money. we are going to have to put those resources there first for the state department, and clearly there is a role for the military. there is a quick reaction for us in the military. it needs to be
from syria. air strike has killed dozens of people near hama, it shows people stuffed under the rubble of a bakery. it comes as the death toll continues to rise. in a civil war that lasted for 21 months. >>> people in new delhi, india broke up protests against a woman getting raped on a moving bus. protestors say the student was repeatedly raped and beaten as the bus circled city streets and pass trying police checkpoints. six people including the bus driver have been arrested. more than 600 rapes have been reported in new delhi this year. >> a nurse took her life after a radio station hoax where the the princess was being treated. she reportedly jumped off a building. police in london say the two dj's who made the prank call could still face charges >>> they plan to challenge the referendum on a new constitution. there were reports of violation and than ended yesterday. the muslim brother hood passed with 60% approval. results will be released tomorrow. >> north korea has the ability to fire a rocket that could hit the united states. that's the assessment of intelligence officials aft
. iran, syria, israel, the palestinians, a new constitution in egypt, and all around the periphery of the middle east there are still terrorist elements. and there's a problem in north africa with terrorists. >> and i was also going to add to the conversation north korea. >> that's right. >> you heard the news today, they say they have a missile that could potentially reach the united states. of course it could be weaponized. what's your reaction to that? >> well, we've known this was coming for a long time and we have a missile defense program, a rudimentary program, but it's been in place, put it in place several years ago, and it's designed specifically to handle this. actually we're ahead on that. but they've been relentless bad boys. no matter how difficult their domestic situation is, they've always seemed to find the resources to military power and threatening neighbors and friends and trying to shift technology abroad. it's a rogue regime. it's difficult to deal with. and it adds a complicating factor into the dynamic equation in asia between china and japan and the south c
and historian. i have been thinking more about the historic implications of what we are seeing happen in syria today. syria is a former part of the ottoman empire made up of a mosaic of ethnicities. what is striking to me is given the arab world has never really confronted the role of minorities and had a reckoning with what role minorities should play. it went from the ottoman arad to the post world war colonial era where colonial powers drew boundaries and helped organize these countries. then it went from the colonial era to an era dominated by authoritarian regimes. the question of what role they will play has never been addressed in any fashion. i think we're seeing an unraveling of that order. some very big questions about the kurds, the christians, the -- we are watching something of historic magnitude. was it the rule or the exception? i think that is an interesting question and time will tell. >>the assad family because they were from a minority sect, my understanding is they treated the other minorities fairly well with the exhibition of the kurds because they wanted a greater politi
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